The RSPCA is appealing for help to find a Lurcher-type dog with a large stomach wound, and her owner.


A man has been interviewed by the RSPCA regarding an allegation that he stitched the dog’s wound yesterday (Sunday 17 November) but he has refused to name the owner or tell the RSPCA where the dog is.


RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “We are deeply concerned for this dog and her welfare and need to know where we can find her.


“This wound is the size of a human hand, so it is likely that she is in pain and suffering.


“We’re appealing for anyone with any specific information about her whereabouts, or the identity of her owner, to get in touch urgently.”


The dog is described as a sandy-coloured female. It’s thought she may be named ‘Tess’, but this could be inaccurate.


“The incident itself took place in Blackburn so we think she is probably in the Lancashire area but we don’t know where,” said inspector Small.


“If you have seen this dog, or recognise her description and know who she belongs to, please call us as soon as you can. Calls are in confidence, and can even be made anonymously.”


Anyone who thinks they can help should call the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 and ask to leave a message for inspector Small 849.